Fixing Hyperextended Knee Posture


Genu recurvatum is a posture where the knees appear to bend backwards in standing. The recurvatum appearance is due to the knees being placed in a hyperextended position. The posture is easily identified when looking at a person from the side by the curved alignment of the legs. From the front, recurvatum standing posture can… [Continue Reading]

Best Of Somastruct 2013


As 2013 comes to a close, I thought it would be nice to look back at some of the most viewed and discussed content from the past year on Somastruct. This last year much of my writing has focused on challenging conventional wisdom. This site was created to be a resource to help people better… [Continue Reading]

Examining Injury Risk And Pain Perception In Runners Using Minimalist Footwear


A new study was published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine looking at injury risk in runners using minimalist footwear. I saw one podiatrist exclaim online that this study represented the “end of the minimalist shoe fad”.  I find it hard to understand why there is such a push from healthcare professionals to label… [Continue Reading]